Entity-level investment is an efficient strategy to get a firmer foothold in the real estate market. It allows a private equity investment firm to not only deploy its capital but also gain synergetic skills in the real estate marketplace. PE firms invariably look for high levels of corporate governance in a real estate development company before deciding to invest in it at an entity level.
According to a World Bank report, India received USD 79 billion in remittances in 2018 – with a sizeable portion going into real estate. NRI investments into Indian real estate are led Indian expatriates from UAE, USA, UK, and Canada. In terms of Indian cities, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Delhi-NCR currently attract the lion’s share of NRI investments.
The real estate has been calculating the revenue on Percentage Completion Method and not Project Completion Method. With the Percentage Completion Method, the developers treated payment received from the home buyers for purchase of flats under construction as turnover of the company and net income generated from such projects was treated as profit.
Cash-strapped builders have been hoping for all and any Government interventions which can help boost their sales volumes. This GST cut will provide such a boost, at least in the short-term as more fence-sitters who had been postponing their purchase decisions now have an additional incentive to take the plunge.
PEL had previously announced a strategic co-investment fund with Ivanhoé Cambridge, to provide long term equity capital to blue chip residential developers across the five major metro cities in India (Mumbai, Bengaluru, NCR, Pune and Chennai). Ivanhoé Cambridge had allocated an initial US$ 250 Mn towards this fund.
With criticism ranging from alleged corruption in the defence deals to slow moving economy, the government that came to the power with these two major planks of fighting corruption and accelerating the economic growth is under pressure. The government is, therefore, left with no option but to present a budget that gives a feel good factor.
This growth is witnessed across five major cities – Mumbai, Gurugram, Noida, Bengaluru and Pune, where 4000 homebuyers were surveyed by 360 Realtors to understand buying trends. One of the key driving factors for the increase in investor interest is the impact of policies such as RERA. Assured rentals and EMI payouts after possession, offered by developers have also significantly boosted investor confidence.
Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) will also support International Real Estate and Investment Show (IREIS) as Strategic Partners in organizing the “Abu Dhabi Investment Forum 2018”, a specialized investment conference with a lineup of topnotch global experts, renowned academics, and seasoned practitioners to enlighten audiences with Abu Dhabi’s current investment trends and potential opportunities.
The International Real Estate and Investment Show (IREIS, a B2C sales and networking platform where spot sales are permitted, the 10th edition is bringing leading local and foreign real estate developers under one roof will reflect the attractiveness of UAE‟s real estate sector and will attract investors from various parts of the world.
The UAE residents from Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, India and Pakistan have increased demand for Caribbean citizenship to 51%, especially to St. Kits & Navis, Dominica, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Lucia – the highest in the world – according a report released by AAA Associates, a Dubai-based immigration consultancy.